The Betty Hutton Show

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The Betty Hutton Show
Richard Miles Dennis Joel Betty Hutton Betty Hutton Show 1959.jpg
Richard Miles, Dennis Joel and Betty Hutton in a scene from the show, 1959.
Also known as''Goldie''
GenreSitcom
Created byStanley Roberts
Written byEd Jurist
Laurence Marks
Stanley Roberts
Terry Ryan
Directed byH. Bruce Humberstone
Robert Sidney
Jodie Copelan
StarringBetty Hutton
Gigi Perreau
Richard Miles
Dennis Joel
David White
Theme music composerJerry Fielding
Opening theme"Goldie"
Composer(s)Jerry Fielding
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30
Production
Producer(s)William Harmon
Marvin Marx
L.B. "Doc" Merman
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Hutton Productions
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseOctober 1, 1959 (1959-10-01) –
June 30, 1960 (1960-06-30)

The Betty Hutton Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS's Thursday night schedule (8-8:30pm Eastern) during the 1959-1960 season. The show was sponsored by General Foods' Post Cereals, and was produced by Desilu and Hutton Productions.

The series, which was originally entitled Goldie,[1] would retain its original title during its syndication run.

Synopsis[edit]

Hutton stars as Goldie, a showgirl-turned-manicurist. One of Goldie's regular customers is a millionaire, Mr. Strickland. After he suddenly dies, Goldie discovers that he has left everything he owns, including his $60 million fortune and his three children, to her.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor Role
Betty Hutton Goldie Appleby
David White Mr. Strickland
Gigi Perreau Pat Strickland
Peter Miles Nicky Strickland
Dennis Joel Roy Strickland[2]
Tom Conway Howard Seaton
Gavin Muir Hollister
Norma Varden Aunt Louise
Jean Carson Rosemary

Reception and cancellation[edit]

Although Hutton was a popular actress, the show only lasted for thirty episodes before being cancelled, mainly because it was scheduled opposite ABC's popular series The Donna Reed Show.

Episodes[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Goldie Crosses the Tracks" October 1, 1959
1-2 "Goldie and the 400" October 8, 1959
1-3 "Goldie Goes to a Dog Show" October 15, 1959
1-4 "Goldie Knots the Old School Tie" October 22, 1959
1-5 "Who Killed Vaudeville?" October 29, 1959
1-6 "Goldie Goes Broke" November 5, 1959
1-7 "Goldie's Playground" November 12, 1959
1-8 "Nicky's First Love" November 19, 1959
1-9 "Hollister's Mother" November 26, 1959
1-10 "Art for Goldie's Sake" December 3, 1959
1-11 "Jenny" December 17, 1959
1-12 "The Christmas Story" December 24, 1959
1-13 "Goldie Goes to Court" December 31, 1959
1-14 "Love Comes to Goldie" January 7, 1960
1-15 "Goldie's Birthday Party" January 14, 1960
1-16 "Roy Runs Away" January 21, 1960
1-17 "Rock 'n' Roll" January 28, 1960
1-18 "Goldie and the Tycoon" February 4, 1960
1-19 "Goldie Meets Betty Hutton" February 11, 1960
1-20 "Rosemary's Romance" February 18, 1960
1-21 "The Cold War" February 25, 1960
1-22 "Goldie Gets Amnesia" March 3, 1960
1-23 "The Seaton Story" March 10, 1960
1-24 "Goldie Meets Mike" March 17, 1960
1-25 "Daddy Goldie" March 24, 1960
1-26 "Gullible Goldie" March 31, 1960
1-27 "The School Bully" April 7, 1960
1-28 "The Flashback Story" April 14, 1960
1-29 "Goldie Without Men" April 28, 1960
1-30 "Goldie on 'Face to Face'" May 5, 1960

DVD release[edit]

Four episodes of the show were released on DVD by Alpha Video on July 31, 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cullen, Frank; Hackman, Florence; McNeilly, Donald (2007). Vaudeville old & new: an encyclopedia of variety performances in America. Psychology Press. p. 544. ISBN 9780415938532. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b Leszczak, Bob (2015). From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to Television Stars Who Made Records, 1950-2000. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 165. ISBN 9781442242746. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

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